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Residents Help Allocate More Than £420k for Community Projects

Eleven neighbourhood projects in Bath will share more than £420,000 in community funding following a public consultation to help choose the recipients.

The twelfth round of the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for Bath will support projects including a new food pantry, parks improvements and better community facilities for carers.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has announced the winning projects which were chosen following feedback from the public consultation held in July this year.

The 11 projects that have secured funding are:

  • £20,000 for Mercy in Action to set up a new food pantry community facility in Twerton

  • £37,000 to reinstate the pump track and install new outdoor gym equipment at Pennyquick Park in Twerton

  • £80,714 for Your Park Bristol and Bath to support the delivery of the Bath Parks Activator Programme to enhance 18 parks across Bath to create and maintain natural habitats

  • £25,000 for BANES Carers Centre in Bath to improve community facilities for carers in Twerton

  • £28,050 for the Percy Centre to provide youth services in Kingsmead

  • £35,000 for the Canal and River Trust towards improving Bathwick Towpath

  • £45,000 towards improvements to Broad Street Place Community Garden in Kingsmead

  • £67,443 for More Trees BANES towards 10 new community-based tree nurseries in Bath

  • £9,645 for Bath City Farm towards a new workshop for older volunteers to use, in partnership with the Bath Shed Group

  • £47,596 for Bath Mind towards community allotment facilities at Monksdale Road in Moorlands

  • £26,122 for Julian House to improve community facilities for homeless people in Kingsmead

Councillor Kevin Guy, council Leader, said: “This funding is great news for these excellent projects that add real value to our communities and provide fantastic new facilities. Each one will serve residents well for years to come. Thank you to everyone who responded to our consultation – your feedback has helped to make a positive difference in your community.”

Further rounds of CIL funding for Bath will be consulted on in due course.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area.

Since its introduction The Neighbourhood Portion of CIL for Bath has allocated nearly £1.7 million to 51 projects. Our Community Funding Projects Map shows where these projects are across the city.

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